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Kendra Turner, a senior at Dyer County High School, said bless you to her classmate who sneezed and the teacher told her that the term was for church.
“She said that we’re not going to have godly speaking in her class and that’s when I said we have a constitutional right,” Turner told WMC.
When she defended her actions, the teacher told Turner to see an administrator. The student said that she had to finish the class period in in-school suspension.
The girl’s parents were told by school leaders that their daughter shouted “bless you” across the room and that it was a classroom distraction.
School officials told her parents Tuesday that the teacher claimed that their daughter was aggressive and disruptive.
But Becky Winegardner, Turner’s youth pastor, disagrees with the school’s actions of in-class suspension.
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In a stunning report by ABC News online, we learned that President Barack Obama and his White House knew that ISIS "recently threatened to kill U.S. journalist James Foley to avenge airstrikes the United States has conducted in Iraq." A video surfaced on Tuesday showing what appears to be an ISIS terrorist beheading Foley with the stated reason of revenge on Obama, suggesting they will do it again.
President Obama recently downplayed the ability of ISIS to carry out significant damaging acts of violence, referring to the terrorists as the JV (Junior Varsity) team compared to Al Qaeda, in an interview with The New Yorker magazine's David Remnick.
Much like the Obama Administration knew of the possibility and even the likelihood of the September 2012 attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, the advance information seemed to find the president flat-footed. After the attack, the Obama Administration erroneously claimed a YouTube video prompted the attack. However, while the left-wing media largely has protected the Obama White House from being fingered as deadly incompetent regarding Benghazi, will they change their tune now that one of their fellow journalists appears to have suffered a similar fate despite the president knowing of the coming danger?
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Obama is Practicing His Far Left Golf Slices, ISIS Their Head Slices
News flash! Obama had to leave his little balls behind and head to Washington D.C. early Monday for a series of high level, but unspecified meetings. Behind the scenes, it seems the high level Obama meetings included rewriting the teleprompter script for his ventriloquist act with favorite dummy “chatty Joe Biden” and making time for a quick conference with chief counselor in communism, Valerie Jarrett, who when Obama is too far away has “communal collective stress separation anxiety.” Insiders say that Obama was able to calm Valerie down by reminding her that their life long ambition for a borderless America is almost complete and it is time to do a little relaxing and put their feet up, now that the NWO is so close at hand.
Racist and liar Attorney General Eric Holder also briefed Obama on the Ferguson riots. Holder showed up in Ferguson to make sure that Obama’s gangster, robber, little bro Michael receives the proper treatment. While there, Holder will take time to high five the Black Panthers, communist leaders, ISIS terrorists and Democrat Governor Jay Nixon who has called for the “vigorous prosecution” of officer Darren Wilson. Every thug across America will stop playing their violent video games long enough to hear how Holder intends to race bait and fuel the fire. Then, they will quickly pack up their guns, drugs and knives to make the long trek to Ferguson (they call it "looting tourism") so they too can join the racist Kumbaya party, flirt with the media, strong arm and blackmail politicians, riot, rob and kill…all for the good of destroying America.
It is also rumored that Obama took precious time away from the golf course to meet with CIA Muslim Director John Brennan. Obama wants to make sure that the United States does not interfere with the beheadings and persecution of Christians around the world, after all, who needs Christians anyway? The Muslim population procreates like a bunch of horny rabbits due to their multiple child marriages and Islam is such a peaceful religion that once all the other religions are eradicated, global peace will abound! Also, after journalist Daniel Pearls beheading back in 2002, beheadings have become so commonplace that when James Foley, a journalist from New Hampshire was beheaded this week, live on Youtube, it was not a featured story....Michael Brown's abhorrent robbery and resulting race riot has remained in the headlines instead, after all, dividing America into warring factions is such sweet propaganda for the liberal news media!
The Congress and Senate are also enjoying their “August “Recess” and are off to foreign lands…luxurious destinations where they stay for free for “diplomatic reasons” and then charge the entire trip off to the tax payers. That is great news because American’s truly need a break from their oppressive government and Washington D.C. is a great place to visit in August when the elites are not there taking up all the best tables at the area restaurants. So while D.C. is quiet and not paying any attention to national security issues, international terrorism and the persecution of Christian and Jews, I decided to bring you a few insider tidbits that are not being reported right now. It is my wish that the following news flashes will bring a feeling of real hope and change to many American citizens:
Public schools are getting ready for back to school by storing cases of macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets and ice cream contraband in their kitchens so their students and faculty can survive another year of Michelle Obama’s enforced government green diet that is making school a "joyless experience." Antique text books containing the true story of how America’s Big Brother government has spent the last hundred years trying to ruin the Republic, are now being placed in every student locker along with basic Arithmetic and Dick and Jane (reading) books, the same half century old books that were used to produce some of the brightest and best educated children in the world today! It was also interesting to learn this week that Barack’s two daughters have decided to enroll in a public school system instead of their fancy private digs in Washington D.C.! Their enrollment into dilapidated, insufficient city classrooms that are now inundated with hundreds of illegal, unvaccinated, Spanish speaking only students is vitally necessary so they can fully experience their fathers fulfilled dream of a transformed America. Their experience will one day be journalized in a book entitled “Dreams From My Screwed Up Father” The book will be made out of flammable materials so that when it does not sell, it may be used at celebration bon fires throughout the nation when Obama retires from office.
Ranchers in Texas have begun to allow the migration of thousands of wild, snaggle-toothed boars…which has significantly cut back the number of Muslim Jihadists crossing our southern borders. The bad news is that it only takes one immigrant Jihadist to blow up a sports stadium and it seems that the news media is more focused on the "politically incorrect" name of the Washington Red Skins….than they are about being beheaded or blown up by a suicidal Muslim terrorist who thinks there are some virgins waiting for him in that intensely tropical place reserved for Muslims called hell. Also, conservatives in Texas have begun to take up a collection to ship ALL illegal immigrants to Washington D.C, which solves multiple problems. For one; the tattooed drug gang members will keep the elite leaders so busy that their focus will not be on screwing us; two, the elite's will be the guinea pigs for the GMO vaccines being formulated to kill off the many diseases these illegals are bringing into America and, three; illegals deserve the chance to attend private schools and mingle and socialize with the children of the same pro-amnesty humanitarian leaders who feel multiculturalism is the future for America.
I also found out that while Obama is swilling down his butter laden lobster, many Americans are busy this week learning how to skin and cook squirrel and make their own ammunition in their basements. These are the same people who, after watching how successful Obama’s beer summit was, formed their own “Moonshine Summits” deep in the woods to teach the survival skills necessary for patriots to avoid the government sponsored, taxpayer paid, FEMA Hotels, the Auschwitz -style compounds set up to help depopulate the United States so that Martha’s Vineyard and posh places like it do not have to deal with Tea Party tourists anymore, after all, those lines at the Black Dog for their Quahog chowder are just way too long! These Moonshine Summits are also proving useful for tutorials on making your own homemade Moonshine. The instruction comes complete with free tastings that help take the edge off the alarming national security discussions that come up....the same discussions the Obama "situation" team refuses to address. Survival topics that cover such things as; underground bunkers, proper food and water storage and secret back road escape routes in case of Martial Law are commonplace at these meetings. Typewriters and guns are mandatory.
Churches have been taking a lot of vacations as well. The majority are so afraid of losing their non-profit status and of being investigated by the IRS, their clergy are irresponsibly not speaking out against the purging of God here in the states and seem blind to the brutal persecution of Christians taking place around the world. One thing Jesus was not, was a coward, and his brave example seems to be forgotten by most. Also in the news, prisons used to be a great place to preach the Gospel…but now, Islam has become the most rapidly growing religion in prisons and appears to be a much better fit for prisoners serving life for murdering their wives.
Also in the underground news, the Pentagon is busy this week announcing its latest lay-offs of senior officers who do not fit the treasonous Obama mold. You have to give the Top Brass there a lot of credit though….they are very creative when it comes to smuggling the latest shipment of guns to Hamas and keeping it hidden from the public!
I will end with the most encouraging news of the week, which comes from socialist France of all places. In a real act of heroism, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius voiced a message about Iraq for Barack Obama: “Get back to the White House and do something.” Those are profound words considering the fact that our own Congressman and Senators have not even thought to say that…but I almost forgot, they are on vacation too!
Government leaders will be back to Washington D.C., sucking off the system, on September 8th, just in the nick of time for the 13th anniversary of 9/11…and who knows, they may even be “gifted” with a crisis...and savvy politicians never let a good crisis go to waste, do they?
Life with vacationing Obama... sure is a beach!
Atheists spend so much time and energy trying to convince people that they’re not religious. They claim to abhor religion and want it completely eradicated.
So, part of their shtick is to file lawsuits to get nativity scenes dismantled or to get Ten Commandments displays taken down, on the basis that they represent violations of their sacred 1st Amendment rights. No government at any level is to have anything to do with any kind of religion, and particularly Christianity.
Never mind the fact that the 1st Amendment doesn’t have anything to do with that. It reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” Having a nativity scene set up around Christmas time is not the same as Congress making a law respecting an establishment of a particular religion. Neither is putting up a display of the Ten Commandments.
But now, atheists are deciding that instead of trying to eradicate anything that smacks of evil religion, they’d like to participate as a “minority religion” themselves. It’s not fair that other religions get to offer prayers at town council meetings at the exclusion of atheists. They want to be able to “pray” at these meetings too.
One particular group in Florida, an affiliate with the Freedom From Religion Foundation, petitioned Brevard County, Florida to let atheists also offer the opening prayer at public meetings. According to The Blaze:
Following the Supreme Court’s recent Greece vs. Galloway decisionthat validates invocations at public meetings so long as citizens of all perspectives are invited to pray, David Williamson, leader of the Central Florida Freethought Community, wrote a letter to the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners asking if a member of his organization could “pray” at a future meeting.
“In the recent Supreme Court decision, Town of Greece v. Galloway, the Court emphasized that a government’s prayer practice must be ‘nondiscriminatory’ and it must make reasonable efforts to include invocations from all members of the community, regardless of their faith,” his note read in part. “Note that Humanism is recognized as a religion under the First Amendment in numerous cases and excluding a particular faith group from consideration is unconstitutional.”
But Mary Bolin Lewis, chair of the commission, reportedly said in a draft letter yet to be sent to Williamson that the atheist group, which is a chapterof the Freedom From Religion Foundation and an affiliate of the American Humanist Association, doesn’t qualify and can, instead, speak for three minutes during the public comment portion at the end of these meetings.
Lewis added that invocations are for members of the “faith community,”according to Florida Today.
“The prayer is delivered during the ceremonial portion of the county’s meeting, and typically invokes guidance for the County Commission from the highest spiritual authority, a higher authority which a substantial body of Brevard constituents believe to exist,” she wrote in a version of the letter postedhere. “The invocation is also meant to lend gravity to the occasion, to reflect values long part of the county’s heritage, and to acknowledge the place religion holds in the lives of many private citizens in Brevard County.”
Everyone knows that atheism is a religion, and that they use their religion as a shield for their bigotry. But until now, atheists have always lived in stiff-necked denial, telling themselves and others that they’re not religious, that they believe only in what they see, which made them so much better than everyone else. (Incidentally, blind atheists don’t believe in anything.) Now, they want to officially join the “faith community.” They want to offer their own “prayers” and be recognized as members of a “minority religion.” To whom do they pray I wonder? The spirit of Christopher Hitchens?
This lady goes to my Church and should be an inspiration to everyone. God gives you gifts, all you have to do is listen to Him. Even the deaf can hear the Word of God.
ABERNATHY — Keri Moore’s most-used phrase as a child was, “I can do it myself.”
It didn’t matter that she was born deaf.
Now a math teacher at Abernathy Middle School and the district’s newest Teacher of the Year, Moore wants her students to live by that philosophy too, she said in an interview Monday.
When Moore was 2 years old, a doctor said she would never function in the hearing world, Moore’s parents, Raymond and Martha Sue Lusk, said in a written statement.
“We decided that she deserved the chance to try,” they wrote. “Her innate intelligence, determination, strong will and ability to lip-read quickly proved that doctor wrong. Keri has always used her lack of hearing as a challenge to do better.”
Moore is glad her parents gave her that chance, and it’s ultimately the motivation behind her career choice.
“The last thing I want to hear is you can’t do this,” Moore tells her students. “If I can do it, you can do it.”
Moore, 41, has undergone speech therapy for most of her life. Despite the doctor’s suggestion that she be put in a deaf-only institution, Moore attended public schools in her hometown of Lockney and later Wellman, where she participated in basketball, track and cheerleading and graduated as the salutatorian of her high school class. She never learned sign language but focused instead on her speech and reading lips.
“I think my parents did a good job of making me feel as normal as possible,” Moore said. “I think a lot of people had doubt about me. My parents never said, ‘You can’t do that because you’re deaf.’ ”
Moore began teaching in Abernathy in 2007 when her husband accepted the youth minister position with the Quaker Avenue Church of Christ in Lubbock.
Going into her eighth school year with the district and her 15th overall, she’ll be teaching math and algebra to eighth-graders, including her son, seventh-grade math and pre-Advanced Placement math in addition to coaching cheerleading.
Moore said she likes math because it’s visual and wants to change people’s negative feelings toward the subject.
Even though she wears a hearing aid, Moore is careful not to turn her back to her students so she doesn’t miss when they ask her a question.
If it makes teaching more challenging, Moore said she wouldn’t know. A self-proclaimed “tough teacher,” Moore joked it may even be sparing her from hearing them talk about her.
Abernathy Middle School Principal Bill Black praised Moore’s teaching abilities and her tenacity.
“The thing about Keri — she teaches bell to bell, Monday through Friday, 177 days a year,” Black said. “She was very high expectations for her students as well as herself.”
Her principal said Moore is a learner herself and is always proactively seeking best practices for her classroom.
“She has gotten great results on the (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness) test by teaching standards to an in-depth and rigorous level,” he said, clarifying that is not the only or most important reason for her Teacher of the Year title.
Moore said she was shocked she received the award, which came with a trophy and $1,000 from First State Bank.
“It hasn’t hit me yet,” Moore said when asked if she’d thought about how to spend the money. “Probably savings. My son is trying to convince me to put it toward his college fund.”
But even though she’s a little richer and it could be argued she’s overcome great challenges, Moore feels she’s just a regular person.
“I don’t think my life is that interesting,” she said. “For me, I am who I am. I don’t know any different.”
An illegal immigrant protected by President Obama’s amnesty for “Dreamers” (brought to the United States through no fault of their own as children) will not be deported after getting convicted of felony hit-and-run for killing two little girls playing in a leaf pile.
The shocking story comes out of a small town near Portland Oregon, a city that has long offered illegal aliens sanctuary. In fact, the entire state of Oregon is a sanctuary for those in the country illegally and all law enforcement officers are banned from using any public resources to locate or capture illegal immigrants. This case involves a 19-year-old woman, Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, living illegally in the U.S. since she was four years old. She’s the classic candidate for the president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) directive, which grants illegal aliens who came to the U.S. as youngsters a two-year deferment from deportation.
Under DACA, implemented in 2012, Garcia-Cisneros received a work permit, driver’s license and Social Security number. Last fall she slammed a sports utility vehicle into a leaf pile, killing 6-year-old and 11-year-old stepsisters, then she fled and her boyfriend helped cover up the crime. The horrific crash occurred in Forest Grove, which is about 25 miles west of Portland. Garcia-Cisneros got arrested the following day and her boyfriend is in jail for hindering prosecution.Earlier this year a jury found her guilty of two counts of felony hit-and-run. Even under DACA, the illegal immigrant should have been deported so she was taken to an immigration detention center in Tacoma, Washington months ago to complete removal proceedings.
Shockingly, Garcia-Cisneros was recently released from the federal facility and this week an immigration judge dismissed her deportation case. A Portland-area radio station was the first to break the unbelievable story, but the national media subsequently showed interest because crucial portions of the case are shrouded in secrecy. The judge gave no reason for dismissing the deportation and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has declined to say why the case was dropped, according to a national newswire story that says the feds cited “privacy issues.”
Good job Obama. Terrorists are more powerful than ever.
Good job Obama. Terrorists are more powerful than ever.
(CNSNews.com) – The world’s two most dangerous Islamic terror groups appear to be joining forces.
A statement purportedly by al-Qaeda’s Yemen-based branch -- al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- expresses support for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS/ISIL), the Yemen Times reported on Tuesday.
“We announce solidarity with our Muslim brothers in Iraq against the crusade. Their blood and injuries are ours and we will surely support them,” the newspaper quoted the AQAP statement as saying.
“We stand by the side of our Muslim brothers in Iraq against the American and Iranian conspiracy and their agents of the apostate Gulf rulers.”
The statement went on to offer ISIS fighters tips on how to avoid airstrikes, like those President Obama ordered against the jihadists in northern Iraq 12 days ago.
“Based on our experience with drones, we advise our brothers in Iraq to be cautious about spies among them because they are a key factor in setting goals; be cautious about dealing with cellphones and internet networks; do not gather in large numbers or move in large convoys; spread in farms or hide under trees in the case of loud humming of warplanes; and dig sophisticated trenches because they reduce the impact of shelling,” the statement said.
The U.S. considers AQAP the most active of the various al-Qaeda affiliates, and has long conducted a campaign of drone strikes against the group.
ISIS meanwhile has been viewed as a growing threat to the United States. Last January, ISIS leader Ibrahim al-Badri (aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi) warned the U.S. that the group would soon be “in direct confrontation” with America, and the threats have increased since the airstrikes began this month.
Wire services reported Monday on an ISIS video featuring a statement warning that it will attack Americans “in any place” and vowing, “we will drown all of you in blood.”
On Tuesday ISIS posted a video showing the beheading of an American journalist who went missing in Syria in 2012, and threatened to kill another U.S. journalist it holds captive, unless the airstrikes stop. It also warned Obama that his actions “will result in the bloodshed of your people.”
If authentic, an AQAP statement in support of ISIS would be significant since al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri publicly disavowed ISIS last year, after al-Badri made a bid for leadership of all al-Qaeda elements among the anti-Assad forces in Syria.
At the time the presumably Pakistan-based Zawahiri declared the al-Nusrah Front to be the only al-Qaeda affiliate engaged in the anti-Assad campaign, and instructed al-Badri to stick to Iraq. The order was ignored, and ISIS continued its violent operations in both Syria and Iraq.
Ever since ISIS last June declared a “caliphate” across areas in controls in both countries and called on Muslims everywhere to pledge loyalty to al-Badri – now calling himself “Caliph Ibrahim” – observers have been closely watching the response from al-Qaeda and other jihadist groups.
Al-Nusrah and other groups quickly rejected the caliphate declaration, as did some leading radical Sunni figures, including the Qatar-based cleric Yusef al-Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader. AQAP’s response has been awaited, as has one from Zawahiri himself.
Some experts have warned that as ISIS’ notoriety grows, al-Qaeda may seek to carry out a major terrorist attack to demonstrate its ongoing ability and relevance, with AQAP seen as the most likely affiliate to do so.
On Sunday, House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers gave a similar warning, and mentioned plotting in Yemen in particular.
AQAP attempted to bomb a Detroit-bound aircraft on Christmas Day 2009, but the would-be bomber was restrained after trying detonate explosives hidden in his underwear. In October 2010 the group failed in a bid to ship bombs to the U.S., hidden in packages on commercial cargo planes.
Yemen Times quoted a Yemeni strategic affairs specialist as saying some AQAP members were in Syria and Iraq, affiliated with ISIS, while some ISIS gunmen were training al-Qaeda fighters in Yemen.
Saeed Al-Jamhi said AQAP appeared to be divided over ISIS, with one faction supporting it and another not.
The faction supportive of ISIS, he said, was headed by Jalal Baleedi, an AQAP terrorist blamed for the abduction earlier this month of 14 Yemeni soldiers. Photos and video subsequently released showed some of the soldiers being beheaded.
Attorney-General Eric Holder voiced “extreme” concerns last month about a rising terror threat from Yemen, specifically intelligence that AQAP bomb makers were in Syria joining forces with jihadists there.
“That’s a deadly combination,” Holder said at the time, “where you have people who have the technical knowhow along with the people who have this kind of fervor to give their lives in support of a cause that is directed at the United States and directed at its allies. And it’s something that gives us really extreme, extreme concern.”
Al-Qaeda terrorists in Yemen and Saudi Arabia established AQAP in 2009 and the State Department designated the affiliate as a foreign terrorist organization early the following year.
According to data compiled by the non-partisan New America Foundation, as many as 96 militants have been killed in Yemen by U.S. drone strikes targeting AQAP this year alone.
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